Bowcraft and Fletching
Firstly you will need some wood and a bladed object. You can buy the wood from NPC Tinkers and Carpenters or gather the wood yourself using the Lumberjacking skill. Any bladed item such as a dagger, butchers knife or skinning knife will work. Unlike other crafting skills where your tools wear out you can use the same blade your entire Bowcraft/Fletching career. Double click your blade and target your boards/logs. A new window will appear and you choose whether you'd like to create a Bow or Fletch some arrows. To fletch arrows, double click a stack of feathers and click on blank shafts, and select between arrows or bolts.
Bowcraft ---- Weapon Name Materials Needed Min. Skill Req. Bow 7 Wood 30 Crossbow 7 Wood 60 Heavy Crossbow 10 Wood 80
Fletching ---- Item Name Materials Needed Min. Skill Req. Arrow 1 Shaft + 1 Feather --/40* Bolt 1 Shaft + 1 Feather --/40* Shaft 1 Wood --/40*
* A Bowyer/Fletcher may attempt to create arrows and bolts with a skill of 0 and have a 50% chance of success--a skill of 40 provides a 100% success-rate when producing these items. (Shafts are significantly harder to produce at lower skill levels).
You can sell your creations to any NPC Bowyer/Fletcher, blacksmith, or weaponsmith. Bowyer's will give you more gold than the rest however. Unfortunately even NPCs don't want all of your trash. If you continue to sell the same items to the same NPC vendor they will offer you less and less gold for these items. To maximize your profits you will need to travel to new locations. Overall Bowcraft/Fletching is a reliable and easy source of income; not to mention quite safe.